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Apply Now for Delaware’s Partners in Policymaking Class of 2016!

The Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) is now accepting applications for the Partners in Policymaking Class of 2016! What Is Partners in Policymaking? Partners in Policymaking is an innovative leadership training program that teaches people how to be community leaders. The program is designed for parents raising young or school-aged children with a developmental disability […]

Proposed Changes to Delaware’s Special Education Funds – A Call To Action!

Do you have a child with disabilities attending a Delaware public school? Then you may want to take action now, before your child’s special educational needs are put in jeopardy. Calling All Delaware Families of Children With Disabilities! The Delaware General Assembly is considering action that could result in the diversion of funds currently used to […]

Be Heard! Disability Day is April 2nd!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 is Delaware’s 7th Annual Disability Day in Legislative Hall Are you the parent of a child with special needs? Do you have questions about disability services offered in Delaware? Do you want to know more about how the state can assist you and your child? Would you like to talk with your […]

Partners in Policymaking – Making a Difference For Those With Disabilities

Are you the parent of a child with developmental disabilities, or a young adult with developmental disabilities? Would you like to have an impact on public policies that could impact people with developmental disabilities? The opportunity to work side by side with State public policy makers to impart positive change? Then you might want to […]

Support The Disability Treaty – A Call To Action

You can make a difference! Help support the Convention for the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), also known as the Disability Treaty. Encourage your senators to VOTE YES to ratify the Disability Treaty (CRPD) on Tuesday, November 5th. The ratification of the Treaty will allow the United States to continue in it’s global leadership on […]

Apply Now For Delaware Junior Partners in Policymaking 2013 Program

Are you or someone you know between the ages of 15 and 22, with a developmental disability, or is an advocate for another person with a developmental disability? If so, then consider joining the 2013 Delaware Junior Partners in Policymaking summer program! What is Junior Partners in Policymaking? This exciting week-long summer program is designed […]

Delaware Disability Day – Your Voice Matters!

Wednesday, January 16th is Delaware’s 6th Annual Disability Day in Legislative Hall Are you the parent of a child with special needs and would like to know more about how the state can assist you and your child? Do you have questions about disability services in Delaware? Would you like to talk with your state […]

The Affordable Care Act – What Does It Mean For Families?

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act (ACA), putting into place comprehensive health care changes that were scheduled for implementation over the next four years. Almost immediately, ACA provisions began phasing in, despite court challenges to the ACA. In June 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld nearly all of these […]

Delaware Departments To Hold Public Hearings

Let your voice be heard! Delaware agencies will hold public hearings in August to gather your input on state-wide regulations. In June of 2012, Governor Markell signed Executive Order 36. This Order establishes a periodic review of all Delaware agency regulations that are three years or older. All State agencies are also required to gather public […]

Governor Markell Signs Employment First Bill Into Law

On Monday, July 16th, Governor Markell signed into law House Bill 319, thereby creating the Employment First Act and the Employment First Oversight Commission for the state of Delaware. The Employment First Act’s primary objective is to help open additional doors for people with disabilities to work side-by-side with other employees. The Act requires that state […]

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